For use with Sets A, B, C, D and E Patterns also provided in the book
32-page book includes instructions for four quilt sizes and 20 block designs, fabric keys, sewing and template tips, and full-size patterns for quilters who do not own template sets.
||Now out of print. A copy might be available on eBay or at Amazon's used books.||Read the Quilt's Story|
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The Quilt for a Cure campaign was initiated by Bonnie Benn Stratton, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor. When Bonnie began to design fabrics for NorthcottMonarch, she saw a way that she could participate in the fight against breast cancer. Both Bonnie and NorthcottMonarch donate a portion of the purchase price of every yard in all of the Stratton Collections to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in behalf of Quilt for a Cure. Michell Marketing is proud to be joining in this effort with a $1 donation for each of copy of The Quilt for aCure Sampler Book sold.
Better Homes and Gardens® American Patchwork & Quilting® has featured an annual sampler quilt since its first year of publication. Because American Patchwork & Quilting is a bi-monthly magazine, each sampler quilt had been developed with only six blocks until 1997. That year, each issue contained a quilt I had designed using two blocks from the Sampler Quilt. At the end of the year, 12 blocks were used in the Sampler Quilt. This quilt is shown at right, and on the back cover of The Quilt for a Cure Sampler Book.
When it came time to select a fabric group for the Sampler, I was very attracted to a pretty blue and yellow floral at the NorthcottMonarch booth at Quilt Market. When I took Heidi Kaisand, the editor of American Patchwork & Quilting, to see the fabric, we discovered that it had been designed by Bonnie Benn Stratton under the Quilt for a Cure banner. This made it perfect a beautiful fabric and a good cause! It also explains why the 1997 American Patchwork & Quilting Sampler that I designed was frequently called "the Quilt for a Cure Sampler."
The October 1999 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting announced this booklet and previewed the remake of the 1997 sampler in Strattons Fine China Blue Quilt for a Cure fabric collection, as shown on the cover of The Quilt For A Cure Sampler Book.
Hope You Will...
Use the instructions in the book to create raffle or opportunity quilts to raise funds for breast cancer research, awareness or patient therapy. You may forward funds directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, but please make reference to the Quilt for a Cure campaign. You may also feel free to donate any funds raised to local agencies or causes. Please drop us a note; we would love to know of your results.